Art and Art History

Art and Art History
Art and Art History
Art and Art History
Art and Art History
Art and Art History
Art and Art History
Art and Art History

Art and Art History

The Department of Art and Art History offers majors in art history, studio art and digital arts which prepare students for advanced study in their chosen field.


Opening Tuesday, July 16 in the Cultural Arts Gallery:  
Courtney Johnson, Moons


 Currently on Exhibit in the Cultural Arts Gallery:

UNCW 2019 Printfest Exhibition
June 6 – July 3, 2019
Opening Reception: Thursday, June 6, 5:30–7 p.m.

PrintFest 2019
Printfest is a daylong public printmaking showcase on the UNCW campus.  Using a two-ton construction paving roller and an unlikely press bed – the parking lot of the Cultural Arts building – a team of artists and volunteers work collaboratively to print large-scale woodcuts throughout the day. For each of the Printfest events held during 2014, 2015 & 2017, dozens of independent artists and multiple colleges from across North Carolina carved designs into 4’ x 6’ wood, which were then inked and printed on muslin before a live audience.  The theme of the woodcut designs each year is based on the work of local non-profits. The 2019 edition of Printfest was based on the theme of Ocean Pollution in collaboration with Plastic Ocean Project. The exhibition will highlight the work produced during the UNCW 2019 Printfest held on April 13, 2019 as well as feature the woodblocks used during the event, photographs, video and tools used by the artists.


Welcome from the Department Chair

It is a distinct pleasure to welcome all to The Department of Art and Art History. The department is located in the Cultural Arts Building, a state-of-the-arts facility that opened in 2006. The building includes our primary Art Gallery, the Mezzanine Student Gallery, art history lecture halls, ceramic and sculpture studios, painting studios, drawing studios, graphic design computer lab, printmaking studio, and both digital and darkroom photography labs. The Cultural Arts Building also provides multi-use theatres and music performance halls in the performance wing. Read more>